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Music on Third Street South

You may already be familiar with Third Thursdays on Third, during which there is live music along Third Street South on the third Thursday of each the month. What you may not realize that a number of Third Street South restaurants offer live music on a variety of schedules, up to and including each day of [...]

Music on Third Street South2017-03-09T13:07:21+00:00

Coconut Grove, Meet Naples

A small, and utterly divine, slice of Miami’s charming Coconut Grove has arrived for a brief stay on Third Street South. A pop-up shop is currently in residence behind the Old Naples Pub and John Craig Clothier, occupied by the Polished Coconut and POOL LabShow. Dubbed the Voyage on Third, these two stunningly curated shops, and [...]

Coconut Grove, Meet Naples2017-03-02T10:16:44+00:00

Saint Valentine Comes to Third Street South

Every February 14, whether you love it or loathe it, is Valentine’s Day, celebrated throughout the United Unites and elsewhere globally. It is a day shrouded in the colors of red and pink, bouquets of roses and bottles of wine, boxes of chocolate and, for some, hoped-for even smaller boxes of jewelry. It is also, evidently, [...]

Saint Valentine Comes to Third Street South2017-02-14T11:29:16+00:00

Third On Canvas Fast Approaches!

Third on Canvas is only days away, returning to Third Street South on February 19 and 20, with the charity auction to be held on February 23. Annually, dozens of painters gather in Old Naples, along Third Street South and the Avenues, and spanning from the Naples Pier to the City Docks, capturing in real time the [...]

Third On Canvas Fast Approaches!2017-02-07T11:46:29+00:00

8th Annual Pets on Third Celebration

This weekend, Sunday, January 15, 2017, the annual Pets on Third festival, parade and overall celebration of pets takes place from 10AM until 2PM with the Pet Parade starting at 12 noon. This year’s parade theme, A Night at the Oscars: Pets Walk the Red Carpet as Hollywood Stars, is sure to invite creative costumes with [...]

8th Annual Pets on Third Celebration2017-01-10T20:44:48+00:00

In 2017, Greenery (The Color) Is In

The Pantone Color Institute, apparently the arbiter of the significance of paint colors, based presumably on paint sales or trying to sell paint – declared Rose Quartz and Serenity, their complementary (or dueling) 2016 colors of the year, and now are jettisoning them in favor of the 2017 prediction: Greenery. Announced as bright, shiny, full of [...]

In 2017, Greenery (The Color) Is In2016-12-31T11:37:58+00:00

To the New Year!

As Coastal Living Magazine commented in a recent round-up of the 10 Best Beach Towns for Christmas, Naples “is sure to put you in the holiday spirit,” with the stunning, historic destination of Third Street South and its to-die-for shopping, and its abundant, festive lights and decorations.  Christmas on Third kicks off the holidays in Naples [...]

To the New Year!2016-12-31T11:12:46+00:00

Gardening Hints: Container Gardens

Whether you’re looking to enhance a small space or colorfully accent a larger one, container gardening is a terrific way to introduce new design elements to an outdoor area. Jim Bixler, horticulturist for Third Street South, was recently interviewed by Naples Daily News about his recommendations on how to optimize your container gardens. All along Third [...]

Gardening Hints: Container Gardens2016-12-20T15:20:14+00:00

A Fall Fashion Frame of Mind

Among the many delights of fall in northern climes: hot apple cider, pumpkin picking, jewel-toned leaves ornamenting the trees, and perfectly cool days that beg you to be outside. Of equal enjoyment for fashion lovers is the biannual official changing of the wardrobe, as light cottons and sandals are set aside, and rich cashmeres and leather [...]

A Fall Fashion Frame of Mind2016-11-04T17:59:46+00:00

Season is Here – Mark Your Calendars!

If you’ve spent any time at all in Naples, you have likely heard locals refer to what is known simply as “season,” indicating generally the months between Thanksgiving and Easter when our otherwise sleepy Naples community transitions into a bustling destination. While some year-round residents may decry the increased traffic and longer wait times at restaurants, [...]

Season is Here – Mark Your Calendars!2016-11-27T17:30:46+00:00